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Dunkin' Donuts Announces Entry Into Austria »

September 30, 2014 at 6:28AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

Master franchise agreement with M&D Restaurant Development GmbH calls for the development of 25 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants across Austria over the next five years.
CANTON, Mass. - Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dunkin' Donuts, one of the world's leading coffee and baked goods chains, today announced that it has signed a master franchise agreement with M&D Restaurant Development GmbH to begin developing Dunkin' Donuts restaurants across Austria. The leaders of the franchise group have a wealth of retail and business experience in Austria. The master franchise agreement calls for the development of 25 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout Austria over the next five years, with an initial focus on the Vienna area.
"Austria has a rich and vibrant coffeehouse culture, so we are very excited to announce our entry into the country with Dunkin' Donuts," said Paul Twohig, President, Dunkin' Donuts U...

Executive Care Appoints Seasoned Franchise Industry Leader To Vice President Of Operations And Franchise Development »

September 30, 2014 at 6:22AM PDT | Source: Executive Care

Todd Leonard Joins Company Amid Aggressive Franchise Growth Phase
September 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // HACKENSACK, N.J. - Executive Care, the New Jersey-based home care franchise that is quickly gaining a national reputation as the premier caregiving agency in its field, announced today the appointment of franchise operations and growth expert Todd Leonard to vice president of operations and franchise development.
Headquartered in Hackensack, N.J., the full-service home care franchise adds Leonard to the leadership team amid a remarkable franchise growth phase in which Executive Care has grown to ten locations from four in the past nine months and has extended its services beyond its home northern New Jersey market into south and central Jersey...

Papa Murphy's Launches New Gourmet Delite® Artisan Thin Crust Pizza Collection »

September 30, 2014 at 6:17AM PDT | Source: Papa Murphy's
Papa Murphy's Opportunities Available

Gourmet at Home with Papa Murphy's First-Ever Artisanal Thin Crust Pizza Collection; Featuring New Angus Steak and Roasted Garlic Pizza and Spicy Fennel Sausage Pizza
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Sept. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise, today announced the launch of its new Gourmet Delite® artisan thin crust pizza collection. Beginning today, consumers can indulge in a lighter, more refined pizza experience, which includes fresh, gourmet toppings and features the new Angus Steak and Roasted Garlic Pizza and the new Spicy Fennel Sausage Pizza available at all Papa Murphy's locations nationwide.
"Consumers today are looking for a fresher, lighter and more sophisticated pizza experience and we believe our new Gourmet Delite artisan thin crust pizza collection offers all of that without sacrificing flavor or taste," said Ken Calwell, CEO of Papa Murphy's...

Chicken Salad Chick Opening Highly Anticipated Birmingham Location Today »

September 30, 2014 at 6:06AM PDT | Source: Chicken Salad Chick

Southern Fast-Casual Restaurant Concept to Open First Birmingham Area Restaurant
Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 - Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's newest, fast-casual restaurant concept, is opening its first Birmingham area restaurant today. The new restaurant is located in the Village at Lee Branch at 210 Doug Baker Blvd, Suite 200, Birmingham, AL 35242.
Chicken Salad Chick also has plans to open two more area locations this year in Homewood and downtown Birmingham. The Homewood store will be in SoHo Square at 1830 29th Avenue South, Homewood, AL 35209, with the downtown restaurant at 2112 Seventh Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35233.
"We are so excited that the day is finally here to begin serving the city of Birmingham," says president Kevin Brown...

Toys"R"Us Continues To Serve As The Destination For Portal Masters Worldwide With The Launch Of Skylanders Trap Team™ »

September 30, 2014 at 5:56AM PDT | Source: Toys R Us

Soon-to-Be Trap Masters Can Capture and Play as Villains for the First Time Ever and Collect All-New Figures, Including the Legendary Series of Toys Available Only at Toys"R"Us; Toys"R"Us, U.S. Stores to Open Early on Sunday, October 5 for Fans Excited to be Among the First to Play the New Game*
September 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ – Toys"R"Us® stores worldwide and Toysrus.com are set to "capture" gamers' imaginations across the globe with the highly anticipated launch of Skylanders Trap Team™, the latest extension in Activision Publishing, Inc.'s acclaimed Skylanders® franchise launching this Sunday, October 5. Named as one of the "Fabulous 15" on the company's 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List, this new video game reverses the magic of the Toys-To-Life™ play pattern by introducing an innovation that, for the first time ever, lets players take a digital character and bring it to life in the physical world...

Starwood Hotels And Resorts To Relocate Global Headquarters To India In March 2015 For Month-Long Immersion »

September 30, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

CEO and Senior Leadership Team to Conduct Day-To-Day Business Out of India, Reflecting the Strategic Relevance of South Asia as Starwood's 3rd Largest Market
Following Insightful Relocations to China in 2011 and Dubai in 2013, the Move Will Bring the Company Closer to Owners, Associates, Guests and Customers in a Key Growth Region
NEW DELHI - September 30, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it will relocate its global headquarters from the United States to India in March 2015 for a month-long immersion. Starwood President & CEO Frits van Paasschen and the company's top executives will split their time between Mumbai and Delhi, conducting day-to-day business from this important global destination with immense potential for outbound travel...

Valpak® Announces New Franchisee In Acadiana, Louisiana »

September 30, 2014 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Local Entrepreneur and First-Time Franchisee Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents
September 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL  - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Tana Moss has acquired the Valpak of Acadiana, La., territory. While new to the Valpak family, Moss comes to Valpak with 18 years of sales experience. With this territory, she will mail Valpak’s signature blue envelope to nearly 160,000 homes in the Lafayette and Iberia parishes. Several additional parishes totaling 40,000 homes will be added to the roster in the coming months.
"I am thrilled to join the Valpak network and look forward to using my sales and management experience to offer Acadiana businesses advertising and marketing solutions that help them realize growth," said Moss, Valpak of Acadiana franchisee...

Krispy Kreme Scares Up Something Sweet This Halloween »

September 30, 2014 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Krispy Kreme

Winston Salem, NC (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 - This season, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts® has tricked-out its Halloween-themed treats with a mashup of spooktacular favorites and two new ghostly good creations. The Jack-o-Lantern, Spider Web, and Halloween Sprinkles doughnuts pair up with Krispy Kreme's NEW Ghostbusters and Stay Puft Marshmallow Doughnuts in a Halloween assortment so good - It's Spooky! Available now through October 31, 2014 at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locations. While supplies last.
Make your next Halloween fright fest a little sweeter with a dozen of these monsterrific munchies: Product and availability may vary by market.

Jack-o-Lantern Doughnut: A pumpkin-shaped doughnut wearing a mask of orange icing and a jack-o-lantern face...

ServiceMaster Restoration Services Of Harlingen, TX Increases Online Marketing Campaign »

September 30, 2014 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

By Adding South Padre Island Location to RestorationMasterFinder.com
South Padre Island, TX (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 - ServiceMaster Restoration Services is a ServiceMaster franchise that is based out of Harlingen, TX and services communities in the Rio Grande Valley such as Harlingen, McAllen, and Brownsville among others. They recently joined the lead generating website RestorationMasterFinder.com as an expansion of their digital marketing campaign and have just added a new location for South Padre Island, TX to their micro-site on RestorationMasterFinder. With this added location, customers who are looking for disaster restoration or cleaning services in South Padre Island, Port Isabel, and Brownsville, TX will be able to find their service pages easily using major search engines...

Support Our Hooters In The Fight Against Breast Cancer »

September 30, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Hooters

Miss Hooters International issues five early detection reminders as part of the #SupportOurHooters fundraising effort during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
ATLANTA - September 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hooters, the legendary wing-joint famous for its voluptuous chicken wings and saucy Hooters Girls, is calling on America to #SupportOurHooters in the fight against breast cancer during its monthlong October campaign. With 17,000 Hooters Girls around the globe and a workforce made up of 70 percent women, no other dining destination is as uniquely qualified to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research!
There are five ways to #SupportOurHooters throughout October:

Snag your 2015 Hooters Calendar, $1 from each calendar sold benefits the campaign
Grab your Pink Bracelet, give a hoot with a $3 donation and write-in who you support
Find your Pink Passion, look for drink specials with Pink proceeds
Pink Up your check, add a cash or credit card donation to your bill, or visit Support...

Sam Thomasson Honored As Innovator Of The Year At The ACE Awards »

September 30, 2014 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: Zounds

PHOENIX - September 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sam Thomasson, founder of Zounds Hearing Inc., was awarded the Innovator of the Year Award at the Arizona Corporate Excellence ceremony last Thursday evening. The Phoenix Business Journal honors the top 50 private businesses, as well as the top 25 fastest growing companies in the Valley every year. Zounds was also recognized in both of these categories, ranking at #14 on the list of fastest growing companies. Businesses from a variety of industries such as transportation and construction to technology and health care were represented.
"It is an honor to be recognized for our achievements in the hearing aid industry," said Thomasson. "This started out as a goal to help my own daughter...

Furniture Medic In Carol Stream Launches New Custom Website »

September 30, 2014 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Furniture Medic

Carol Stream, IL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 - The Furniture Medic franchise in Carol Stream, IL provides a range of residential, commercial, and disaster furniture restoration and repair services to the western Chicago suburbs and they have recently launched a new custom website. This new website contains in depth information about each of their furniture refinishing and repair services and it also features a responsive design which makes it display and navigate properly on mobile devices such as phones and tablets. The navigation of the new website was designed to be user friendly so that customers can easily find important information regarding their specific services and there is also a Gallery that shows examples of their previous work. This website was built as part of their internet marketing plan with Proceed Innovative to make information about their services more readily available to people in need of furniture repair or restoration in the Carol Stream area...

Build-A-Bear Workshop Launches Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Edition »

September 30, 2014 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

ST. LOUIS - Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) announced today that the Company is adding a Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary edition to its popular Hello Kitty collection. Forty years ago, the Hello Kitty brand was created to inspire happiness, friendship, and sharing across the world. Since her first appearance on a coin purse in 1974, she has since become a global phenomenon.
Our 40th Anniversary Hello Kitty wears a signature party dress to celebrate the occasion, as well as a party-inspired rainbow confetti fur pattern.
Build-A-Bear Workshop® originally introduced its Hello Kitty line in 2005. The 40th Anniversary Hello Kitty wears a signature party dress to celebrate the occasion, as well as a party-inspired rainbow confetti fur pattern...

Pulled Pork For The People: Join Wendy's #BBQ4Merica Campaign To Help Bring Good Barbecue To All »

September 30, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

September 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // DUBLIN, Ohio – Miami Beach, Cape Cod, Malibu: just a few of the geographically underprivileged places where millions of Americans don't have easy access to quality barbecue. Today, Wendy's® launched the first in a series of #BBQ4Merica online videos to shed light on the barbecue inaccessibility cause, in celebration of Wendy's limited-time BBQ Pulled Pork menu. Fans can view the video on Wendy's #BBQ4Merica hub: www.bbq4merica.com.
With support from actor and dancer Alfonso Ribeiro, actor and filmmaker Ralph Macchio and pro wrestling Hall of Famer Steve Austin, Wendy's is uniting Americans under one cause and hashtag – #BBQ4Merica – to help raise awareness of the "barbecuilly deprived" while providing access to quality barbecue with Wendy's new BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, BBQ Pulled Pork Cheeseburger and BBQ Pulled Pork Cheese Fries and choice of three sauces – Sweet, Smoky or Spicy...

Great Harvest Bread Co. Named As A 'Best Franchise For Vets' By Military Times »

September 30, 2014 at 3:56AM PDT | Source: Great Harvest Bread Co.

September 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dillon, Mont. – Great Harvest Bread Co., based in Dillon, Montana, has received the "Best for Vets" distinction in the 2014-2015 rankings by Military Times. The honor recognizes Great Harvest's commitment to providing opportunities for American veterans.
The organization is comprised of the Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times and focuses on financial incentives, brand performance, and policies that cater to veterans and reservists when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Franchises survey. It is a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of a franchise’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success.
Great Harvest was ranked #32 in the list of franchise companies, which also included CruiseOne, Molly Maid, and 7-Eleven Franchising...

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Celebrates National Coffee Day With Online Discount »

September 30, 2014 at 3:50AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Brings Back Maui Mountain Roast & Pumpkin Pie Latte
September 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // Greenwood Village, Colo. – In celebration of National Coffee Day, Maui Wowi Hawaiian - the global beverage chain known for its gourmet Hawaiian coffee and premium fresh-fruit smoothies - is providing a significant online discount on its freshly ground packaged coffee for all coffee enthusiasts in need of a little pick me up.
On Monday, Sept. 29 only, Maui Wowi Hawaiian is offering an online exclusive deal (shop.mauiwowi.com) where customers can purchase 12 oz. bags of gourmet Maui Wowi Hawaiian coffee and receive a 45 percent discount off their order just by using the promotional code: ALOHACOFFEE. Harvesting only the best beans from Hawaii's Kona District, Molokai, Maui and Kauai regions, Maui Wowi Hawaiian offers a variety of premium coffee blends from which to choose, from 100 percent Kona coffee to darker blends of Molokai to flavored coffees such as Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Toasted Coconut...

Valpak® Crew Set To Volunteer At United Way Suncoast's 2014 Day Of Caring »

September 30, 2014 at 3:49AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

September 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Almost 80 employees from Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, will roll up their sleeves and participate in the United Way Suncoast's 2014 Day of Caring at PARC, Thursday, Oct. 2.
Employees will spend the day sprucing up this United Way partner agency, volunteering their time and muscles, to help beautify PARC by painting and landscaping, including weeding, trimming, mulching and cleaning out flower beds.
The 22nd annual Day of Caring will bring together thousands of volunteers in one day to help organizations to provide important community services across Tampa Bay in the five counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, DeSoto, Sarasota and Manatee. Nearly 2,200 volunteers from more than 120 local companies will work on 170 projects at local social service agencies, schools and community organizations...

From Boots To Barbecue: Man Opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Las Vegas »

September 29, 2014 at 12:25PM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

Mr. Dickey Stops by Newest Las Vegas Location for Grand Opening Celebration
LAS VEGAS - Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - John Schouten spent 7 years working for Ariat Boots where he moved up the ranks from merchandiser to a territory sales representative. Looking for a change, Schouten decided to pursue his dream of owning his own restaurant. On Thursday, October 2 at 11 a.m., Schouten will open a new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Las Vegas. To celebrate, Schouten is throwing a three day grand opening kicking off with the first 50 guests receiving gift cards worth up to $50.
"I fell in love with the Dickey's Barbecue concept and I can't wait to meet our guests and serve them great barbecue," said first time franchise owner, John Schouten...

Ben & Jerry's® Swings Out Of Summer Unveiling Its Third Saturday Night Live Flavor »

September 29, 2014 at 12:20PM PDT | Source: Ben & Jerry's

Ice Cream Maker Continues its Year Long Celebration of SNL's 40th Season, One Wild and Crazy Scoop at a Time
BURLINGTON, Vt. - September 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Have your taste buds been craving something a little wild and crazy lately? Ben & Jerry's fans are in for a "swinging" adventure with the newest Saturday Night Live-inspired flavor, Two Wild & Crazy Pies. With inspiration from the classic SNL sketch starring Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd, which first aired in 1977, Two Wild & Crazy Pies combines coconut cream pie ice cream, chocolate cream pie ice cream, and adds in a scrumptious chocolate cookie swirl. This is the third of four unique SNL-themed Ben & Jerry's flavors to appear at the company's Scoop Shops nationwide...

Smoothie King® Offers NEW Vegan Smoothies Powered By Sunwarrior® »

September 29, 2014 at 12:13PM PDT | Source: Smoothie King
Smoothie King Opportunities Available

Growing Franchise Provides Guests with Purifying, Plant-Based Menu Options
NEW ORLEANS - Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire - Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., the leading smoothie franchise company with 700 stores worldwide, has introduced two new Vegan Smoothies Powered by Sunwarrior. The new menu items are blended with 100 percent pure Sunwarrior raw plant-based protein and other nutritious ingredients like superfoods acai and kale and antioxidant-rich mango.
"Statistics show a growing interest in plant-based diets among all consumers, both vegan and non-vegan," said Wan Kim, owner and CEO of Smoothie King. "By introducing these new menu options, we are catering to guests who seek plant-based protein in their diets. Our goal is to provide them with quick, easy and tasty ways to get the nutrition they crave on-the-go...



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